Calendar… June 4, 2014

| June 10, 2014

2014 Fall Football and Cheer Registration is Now Open!
Nashoba Youth Football & Cheer is a recreational program open to children who will be in grades 1 – 8 (2nd grade for football) in September from the surrounding towns of Bolton, Harvard, Lancaster and Stow, regardless of size or ability.

NYFC strives to instill a sense of accomplishment in every participant and to teach how to work together as a team toward a common goal in a fun, competitive environment.   Register now to join and see all the fun to be had with Nashoba Youth Football and Cheer.  Register at nashoba-youth-football-and-cheer.sportssignup.com.

Stow Youth Basketball Association’s Annual Meeting – June 4
SYBA (Stow Youth Basketball Association) will be holding its Annual Meeting at the Randall Library from 7pm-9pm on June 4.  We welcome any newcomers to join us. If your kids are part of the Bomber’s Program or played on a Stow Recreation Basketball team this year, this is a great opportunity to get involved and help run these successful programs (which are all volunteer based). The following positions are open as of June 4: Assistant Commissioner, Clerk, Marketing/Advertising, Equipment Manager. Any questions please email k.seatter@earthlink.net.

Please come and support the great sport of basketball here in Stow. We look forward to seeing you there!

Launch OF Senior SAFE Program in Stow
State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, State Rep. Kate Hogan, and the Stow Fire Dept. will officially launch the Senior SAFE Program at the Union Church in Stow on Thursday, June 5 at 1pm, immediately following the Stow Council on Aging Senior Luncheon. The Senior SAFE program has provided grants to 205 fire departments this year to work with other agencies to provide fire and life safety education to older adults. People over 65 account for 42% of the fire deaths in Massachusetts.

Ed Morgan Sing Along on Thursday, June 5
Ed Morgan, a Stow resident and children’s singer/songwriter, brings a series of interactive children’s Sing Alongs to the Community Room at the Randall Library. The series is funded by a grant from the Stow Cultural Council. The next show will be Thursday, June 5 at 10:30am.

Ed Morgan is better known in greater Boston simply as “The Music Man”. For over 10 years he has delighted kids and grown ups alike with his interactive blend of original and traditional children’s songs…Singing and dancing for kids ages 1-99!

Cruise-in/Fly-in Nights This Summer in Stow
In cooperation with EAA #196, Friends of Minute Man Air Field, and Nancy’s at the Air Field Café, the Rotary Clubs of Nashoba Valley, Acton-Boxborough, and Maynard are holding their second annual Wings & Wheels program, a summer-long cruise-in/fly-in event at the Minute Man Air Field. The event will run on Thursday nights from 5pm to 8pm for 12 weeks, June 5 through August 28 (except July 4 week).

Each week will feature different makes of cars; however, all cars are welcome to cruise to the air field every week. The event will also feature a fly-in for airplanes. Fun for the whole family, the public is invited to attend to see the cars and airplanes on display. Leashed pets are allowed. The event will also feature great food, including wood-fired pizza, burgers, and hot dogs from the award-winning Nancy’s at the Air Field, as well as popcorn, lemonade, and libations.

Admission is free with donations requested. Proceeds will benefit local and international Rotary service projects, such as local scholarships and high school programs, senior citizen projects, the Domestic Violence Services Network, and a mobile dental clinic in the Dominican Republic.  For more information visit www.wingsandwheelsMA.com. www.facebook.com/WingsandWheelsMA.

RANDALL LIBRARY HOSTS Indian Hill Music Jazz Standards Trio
On June 5, 7pm, at the Randall Library Stow, please join us for an evening of great Jazz music when the Randall Library welcomes the talented musicians of the Indian Hill Music Jazz Standards group.

Stow Community Blood Drive
Saturday June 7, 2014; 8:00 am – 1:00 pm; St. Isidore Church; Great Road, Stow MA. Walk-ins are welcome but appointments are strongly encouraged 1-800- RED CROSS or www.redcrossblood.org

Do good / dig manure / feed your plants
On Saturdays in May and June, 11am-2pm,  dig your own well-composted horse manure. Great stuff! $5 a bag. All proceeds benefit the horses at Eye of the Storm Equine Rescue, 65 White Pond Rd., Stow. Don’t call, just come. Drive in slowly, past the barn, bear right. You’ll see the huge manure pile on your right. Bring your own shovel. Fill as many bags (or your own buckets or bins) as you’d like.  Continue around the circle to drive out.  Please, no dogs, no smoking, keep kids in check, no tours. Thanks for helping the horses!

RED ACRE FARM TO HOST CHARITY HORSE SHOW
On June 8, Red Acre Farm, located at 254 Red Acre Road in Stow, will be hosting the 5th Annual Charity Horse Show to support the Decibels Foundation. Teenage riders from Red Acre Farm and other local horse farms are not only preparing to ride in the show, but they are actively fundraising to support programs for children with hearing loss and their families. Riders are doing this through individual, on-line fundraising web pages and other activities such as bake sales. In 2013, through their efforts alone, the riders raised over $8,000. For more information please visit http://tinyurl.com/m3bjke9. Donations may be made at http://tinyurl.com/myrbxod.

NEW BOOK CLUB MEETING
The next meeting of the New Book Club will be on Tues., June 17, 7pm at the library.  Dave Barry’s book, Insane City, is our pick for June. We all know Dave from the humorous pieces he has written for newspapers. What you may not know is that he is a Pulitzer Prize winner. This book is his first adult novel in more than a decade. Entertain yourself by following Seth Weinstein to his destination wedding in Florida.

Questions–call 978-897-6055.

~Outside of Stow~

Women’s Business Network (WBN)  Potluck Dinner & Meeting
Women in small businesses and professional practices from Bolton, Stow, and surrounding towns are invited to the Women’s Business Network’s potluck dinner and meeting on Thursday, June 12, 6:30pm at the Healing Garden in Harvard. Join us on their new patio garden for appetizers and an indoor sit-down dinner. It’s a great way to introduce yourself to members, get to know people informally, network, and find out about the group. Bring a food contribution of appetizer, main course, salad, or dessert. For RSVP or questions, contact to  Sara Kilkenny, sgkilkenny@gmail.com or 978-897-5714. WBN members no charge; guests $10, applied to membership for those who join that evening. Location: The Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Rd., Harvard. WBN  is a group of women in small businesses, professional practices, and those just starting out, who meet monthly for mutual education, support, and business referrals.  More information at: www.wbn-ma.org.

River’s Edge Arts Alliance Summer Drama Workshop
The River’s Edge Arts Alliance is proud to announce the Summer Drama Workshop is now accepting registrations for its four exciting theatre workshops. The workshops are designed especially for area students ranging in age from entering grade one to recent high school graduates. Each drama workshop will culminate with a musical theater performance from a popular production in the beautiful Hudson High School Auditorium.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and some workshops are filling up fast!  Workshop classes are held beginning June 24 with a final performance on July 26. Registration is limited and forms are available at upwitharts.org.    Visit upwitharts.org or call 978-562-1646 to learn more about any of the River’s Edge Arts Alliance performing groups.

SUMMER PROGRAMS FROM MINUTEMAN COMMUNITY EDUCATION
Registrations are flying in for Summer 2014 with Minuteman Community Education, located at 758 Marrett Rd., Lexington, and we are excited about all of our great offerings! Whether your son or daughter needs an academic boost, wants to explore nature, create iPhone games, or play sports, we have it all. All programs run between July 7 and August 1, and are for students entering grades 1 – 12. Class categories are Academic, Academic Enrichment, Career Exploratory, Creative Arts, Sports & Recreation, and Test Prep & Study Skills.

For more information – including a list of classes and transportation information – visit www.MinutemanCE.org or call 781.861.7150.

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